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Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2022, Volume: 15, Issue: 5, Pages: 191-198

Original Article

Unit Heads Amidst COVID 19 Pandemic: Work-Life Balance, Talent Management Skills and Institutional Performance

Received Date:23 August 2021, Accepted Date:20 December 2021, Published Date:09 February 2022


Purpose: The study aims to determine the level of work-life balance, talent management skills, and institutional performance of Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College (NIPSC) key officials during the COVID 19 pandemic. Methods: This study is descriptive-correlational research using purposive samplings. The 97 key officials from the 7 campuses were selected as respondents of this study. The researcher adopted a questionnaire focused on work balance, talent management skills, and institutional performance. To analyze the data, statistical tools like frequency count, percentage, mean, standard deviation for descriptive, and for inferential were t-test, one-way analysis of variance, and Pearson’s r was utilized. Results: The results revealed that the work-life balance of different units’ heads was ”Highly Balanced”. While the talent management skills were ”Highly Managed”. And, the level of key officials’ institutional performance was ”Outstanding.” Furthermore, the findings also indicate that there are no significant differences in the level of work-life balance, talent management skills, and institutional performance of school officials. The school key officials’ highly balanced lifestyle was able them to cater to the needs of their work and personal life in this catastrophe. Their experiences as key officials improved their management skills and impacted and influenced them to cope with the crisis. Novelty: Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) unit heads should know work-life balance for teachers and management skills to inspire colleagues for institutional performance in this virus crisis. This pandemic teaches key officials to become dynamic and visionary to manage the new educational policies by implementing different modalities and training for teachers. The four mandates such as instruction, research, extension services, and production of the college are prospering despite health protocols restrictions.

Keywords: Northern Iloilo Polytechnic State College; key Officials; Pandemic; WorkLife Balance; Management Skills; Institutional Performance 1 Introductionbjective: A higher order numerical scheme for two-point boundary interface problem with Dirichlet and Neumann boundary condition on two different sides is propounded. Methods: Orthogonal cubic spline collocation techniques have been used (OSC) for the two-point interface boundary value problem. To approximate the solution a piecewise Hermite cubic basis functions have been used. Findings: Remarkable features of the OSC are accounted for the numerous applications, theoretical clarity, and convenient execution. The stability and efficiency of orthogonal spline collocation methods over B-splines have made the former more preferable than the latter. As against finite element methods, determining the approximate solution and the coefficients of stiffness matrices and mass is relatively fast as the evaluation of integrals is not a requirement. The systematic incorporation of boundary and interface conditions in OSC adds to the list of advantages of preferring this method. Novelty: As against the existing methodologies it becomes clear from our findings that OSC is dominantly computationally superior. A computational treatment has been implemented on the two-point interface boundary value problem with super-convergent results of derivative at the nodal points, being the noteworthy finding of the study.

Keywords: Helmholtz problem; Orthogonal spline collocation techniques (OSC); Discontinuous data; Super Convergence; Piecewise cubic Hermite basis functions; Almost block diagonal (ABD) structure


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© 2022 Chavez.  This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

Published By Indian Society for Education and Environment (iSee)


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